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No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a while now, so we know a few things—almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at [email protected] and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

AP Exams

AP Scholar Awards Explained

Earning a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam is definitely an achievement to be proud of. While doing so doesn’t automatically secure you a scholarship, it can be a first step in securing funding for college. However, …

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Standardized Tests & Test Prep

An Overview of the GRE and GRE Sections

What is the GRE used for? How is it structured? And how should I prepare for it? Of all the graduate-level exams, the GRE is the most widely used and therefore often the one about which students have the most questions. In this post, we'll provide a GRE overview of the most important information for prospective test-takers.
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Admissions

Public Or Private? The Right Way To Choose An NYC High School

While the notion of private school may conjure up images of elite, ivy-covered buildings and polished students in uniforms, the truth is there’s a lot of variety among New York City area private schools. To help you decide on the best choice for your family, there are some generalities to consider when comparing private versus public schools.
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Standardized Tests & Test Prep

How Do I Determine If I Should Take the ACT or the SAT?

One of the first questions from frantic parents of rising high school juniors is, “should my child take the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question that tends to cause both students AND parents lots of stress and worry. Standardized testing is a complicated part of the already-complicated college admissions process.
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ISEE

Balancing Content and Strategy in Your SSAT/ISEE Prep

One of the most important things you can do in standardized test prep is learn the key strategies. Knowing all the material that can show up isn’t enough to get a perfect score; skills like pacing yourself optimally and using the multiple-choice format to your advantage are also essential. Read on for more.
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